Finite Quantities

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 108 (1part1):23-42 (2008)
Quantum Mechanics, and apparently its successors, claim that there are minimum quantities by which objects can differ, at least in some situations: electrons can have various “energy levels” in an atom, but to move from one to another they must jump rather than move via continuous variation: and an electron in a hydrogen atom going from -13.6 eV of energy to -3.4 eV does not pass through states of -10eV or -5.1eV, let along -11.1111115637 eV or -4.89712384 eV
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2008.00234.x
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